It has been a while since I made the trip from my home near TCU up to Frisco to see the Texas Legends, the NBA D-League affiliate of the Dallas Mavericks, take the court. Guard-forward Chris Douglas-Roberts scored with 3.9 seconds remaining in the game to cap the Legends 17-point comeback win, 104-102. It capped off a fun night that ensured I'd be returning sooner rather than later.
We arrived early at the Dr. Pepper Arena and made our way to the Club Lounge to partake in the pre-game buffet. Legends owner Donnie Nelson -- known to many basketball fans as the president of basketball operations for the Dallas Mavericks -- was inside chatting with fans prior to tip off against Sioux Falls.
The Legends took the court against the Skyforce and were down 57-44 at halftime. While the team struggled, the fans were still having a good time as the fun zone areas on either end of the court were packed with kids. The Texas Legends Dancers also kept the crowd's energy going while performing during timeouts.
After Legends head coach and former Mavs forward Eduardo Najera was ejected in the third quarter, the home team got a spark, led by 21 points each from Mavs rookie Jared Cunningham, Chris Douglas-Roberts and Darius Rice.
One of the best parts about attending a Legends game is that the fans get to take the court and get pictures and autographs with the players. The players are very accommodating as kids soak up the fan-friendly environment.
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